2017-18 Academic Catalog

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Head: Dr. John M. Usher
Undergraduate Coordinator: Dr. Lesley Strawderman
Office: 260 McCain Engineering Building

Industrial and systems engineering is the application of engineering methods and the principles of scientific management to the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy. The industrial and systems engineer is concerned with the design of total systems, and is the leader in the drive for increased productivity and quality improvement.

The industrial and systems engineering profession uses a variety of specialized knowledge and skills. These include communications, economics, mathematics, physical and social sciences, together with the methods of engineering analysis and design.

The industrial and systems engineer is often involved in designing or improving major systems that encompass the total organization. Consequently, he/she is often in contact with individuals from many segments of the organization. From his/her education and these experiences, the industrial and systems engineer develops a global view of the many inter-related operations necessary to deliver a firm’s goods and services. Because of their management skills and global view of the organization, a large proportion of industrial and systems engineers move into management, and later advance into top management positions.

Although industrial and systems engineering is especially important to all segments of industry, it is also applied in other types of organizations, such as transportation, health care, public utilities, agriculture, defense, government, merchandising, distribution, logistics, and other service sectors. With increasing emphasis on quality and productivity for successful international competition, it is expected that industrial and systems engineers will be in increasing demand in the coming decades.

The objectives of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering are founded in Mississippi State University’s educational philosophy and in the industrial engineering profession. They were developed to satisfy the needs of the department’s constituents: students, employers, alumni, faculty, and the industrial engineering profession.

The Industrial Engineering program objective is to graduate students having a broad education, with emphasis in industrial and systems engineering fundamentals and practices, which enables them to function effectively in systems involving people, materials, information, energy, and money.

The six educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science degree program in Industrial Engineering are stated below.

  1. Graduates of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering pursue lifelong learning.
  2. Graduates of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering are versed in industrial engineering theory, know how to apply that theory, and are capable of functioning effectively in a broad range of organizations.
  3. Graduates of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering display important professional skills, including those in the areas of communication, economics, physical and social sciences, mathematics and statistics.
  4. Graduates of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering interact cooperatively in professional situations with individuals having diverse backgrounds, cultures, training, education, and interests.
  5. Graduates of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering think independently, critically examine ideas, and make discerning professional judgements, whether intellectual, ethical, or aesthetic.
  6. Graduates of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering are professionally mature, responsible, and informed citizens.

Because of the importance of systems design in the many facets of industrial and systems engineering, instruction of the principles and methods of design is integrated throughout the curriculum of industrial engineering, and culminates in a major design experience in the student’s senior year.

The Industrial Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

General Education Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Mathematics
See Major Core
Science
See Major Core
Humanities
See General Education courses6
Fine Arts
See General Education courses3
Social/Behavioral Sciences
PSY 1013General Psychology3
EC 2123Principles of Microeconomics3
Major Core
Math and Basic Science
MA 1713Calculus I3
MA 1723Calculus II3
MA 2733Calculus III3
MA 2743Calculus IV3
MA 3113Introduction to Linear Algebra3
CH 1213Chemistry I3
CH 1211Investigations in Chemistry I1
CH 1223Chemistry II3
PH 2213Physics I3
PH 2223Physics II3
Math/Science Elective
Choose one of the following:3
Physics III
Differential Equations I
Engineering Topics
ECE 3413Introduction to Electronic Circuits3
EM 2413Engineering Mechanics I3
IE 1911Introduction to Industrial Engineering 11
IE 3121Industrial Ergonomics Laboratory 11
IE 3123Industrial Ergonomics 13
IE 3323Manufacturing Processes 13
IE 3913Engineering Economy I 13
IE 4333Production Control Systems I 13
IE 4513Engineering Administration 13
IE 4543Logistics Engineering 13
IE 4613Engineering Statistics I 13
IE 4623Engineering Statistics II 13
IE 4653Industrial Quality Control 13
IE 4733Linear Programming 13
IE 4753Systems Engineering and Analysis 13
IE 4773Systems Simulation I 13
IE 4915Design of Industrial Systems 15
IE 4934Information Systems for Industrial Engineering 14
ACC 2203Survey of Accounting3
EG 1142Engineering Graphics2
IE Design Elective 23
Engineering Science Elective 36
Materials Elective 43
Oral Communication Requirement
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Writing Requirement
GE 3513Technical Writing3
Computer Literacy
Fulfilled in Engineering Topics courses
Total Hours128
1

A grade of C or better must be made in the course.

2

Any three-hour industrial engineering course not required in curriculum.

3

Courses that can be used for the Engineering Science Elective are EM 2433, EM 3213, EM 3313, ECE 3424, and ME 3513.

4

 Courses that can be used for the Materials Elective are CHE 3413 and ME 3403.

Industrial engineering is an academic discipline with applicability to a broad range of students from other majors. Engineering majors specifically may wish to complement their degree programs with a minor in industrial engineering to demonstrate knowledge and competence in industrial engineering areas. Completion of the minor requirements should prepare students to apply fundamental principles of industrial engineering, such as production control, operations improvement, and engineering management, to their chosen career field.

Only students with the Bagley College of Engineering are eligible for a minor in industrial engineering. Students majoring in industrial engineering are not eligible.

A minor in industrial engineering consists of three required courses for all student pursuing the minor and two restricted elective courses.

Required Courses
IE 3913Engineering Economy I3
IE 4613Engineering Statistics I3
IE 4333Production Control Systems I3
Students will select two of the following:
IE 3123
IE 3121
Industrial Ergonomics
and Industrial Ergonomics Laboratory
4
IE 4113Human Factors Engineering3
IE 4173Occupational Safety Engineering3
IE 4513Engineering Administration3
IE 4533Project Management3
IE 4543Logistics Engineering3
IE 4553Engineering Law and Ethics3
IE 4573Process Improvement Engineering3
IE 4653Industrial Quality Control3
IE 4733Linear Programming3
IE 4753Systems Engineering and Analysis3
Total Hours15-16

Engineering Graphics Courses

EG 1142 Engineering Graphics: 2 hours.

Two hours lecture. One hour demonstration. Presentation of sketching techniques, lettering and computer aided drafting with traditional engineering drawing topics, including orthographic projection, engineering documentation, auxiliary views, and working drawings

EG 1143 Graphic Communication: 3 hours.

One hour lecture. Five hours laboratory. Orthographic projection, instrumental drawing, point, line, plane identities, first and second auxiliaries, computer assisted design and drafting using personal computers

EG 1443 Technology Graphics: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. The use of drawing to communicate ideas of manufacturing and maintenance in machining, electricity/electronics, welding, and hydraulics/pneumatics

EG 2990 Special Topics in Engineering Graphics: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EG 4000 Directed Individual Study in Engineering Graphics: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EG 4990 Special Topics in Engineering Graphics: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EG 6990 Special Topics in Engineering Graphics: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EG 7000 Directed Individual Study in Engineering Graphics: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EG 8990 Special Topics in Engineering Graphics: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

Industrial Engineering Courses

IE 1911 Introduction to Industrial Engineering: 1 hour.

Three hours laboratory. Concepts of industrial engineering, emphasizing the total systems approach. Introduction to analysis and design of general and industrial systems

IE 2990 Special Topics in Industrial Engineering: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

IE 3121 Industrial Ergonomics Laboratory: 1 hour.

(Undergraduate Students co-requisites: IE 4613 and IE 3123; Graduate Students co-requisite: IE 4613/6613). Three hours laboratory. Application of human factors/ergonomics concepts in structured assignments involving data collection, analysis, and report generation. Hands-on experience with sophisticated testing equipment

IE 3123 Industrial Ergonomics: 3 hours.

(Undergraduate Students co-requisites: IE 4613 and IE 3121; Graduate Student co-requisite: IE 4613/6613). Three hours lecture. Analysis of work tasks; ergonomic design principles for manual work design, workplace design, and work environment design; work measurements; and design of wage payment plans

IE 3323 Manufacturing Processes: 3 hours.

(Co-requisites: IE 3913 and CHE 3413 or ME 3403). Two hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Manufacturing processes and materials; interrelationship of product design, material properties, and processing methods; robotics and CAM systems; economic factors in material, process, and equipment selection

IE 3913 Engineering Economy I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: MA 1713). Three hours lecture. Principles of evaluating alternative engineering proposals. Economic measures of effectiveness, costs and cost estimates, basic comparative models, break even and replacement analysis

IE 4000 Directed Individual Study in Industrial and Systems Engineering: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

IE 4113 Human Factors Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior standing in engineering). Two hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Human capabilities and limitations affecting communications and responses in man-machine systems. Emphasis on physiological and psychological fundamentals

IE 4123 Psychology of Human-Computer Interaction: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: PSY 3713 or CS 4663/6663 or IE 4113/6113 or consent of instructor). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Exploration of psychological factors that interact with computer interface usability. Interface design techniques and usability evaluation methods are emphasized. (Same as CS 4673/6673 and PSY 4743/6743)

IE 4173 Occupational Safety Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior standing). Three hours lecture. Causes and prevention of industrial accidents. Analysis of hazardous processes and materials. Design of occupational safety systems and programs

IE 4193 Automotive Engineering: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Fundamentals of automotive engineering including power units, mechanical systems, electrical systems and industrial and systems engineering aspects. (Same as CHE/ECE/ME 4193/6193 )

IE 4333 Production Control Systems I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in IE 4613). Three hours lecture. Principles, analysis, and design of production and inventory planning and control. Demand for forecasting, aggregated planning, inventory management , production scheduling and control systems

IE 4353 Materials Handling: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Standing). Three hour lecture. Analysis and design of materials handling systems and components. Introduction to facilities design

IE 4373 Automation: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Introduction to the various technologies used in both design and manufacturing automation

IE 4513 Engineering Administration: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior or graduate standing in engineering). Three hours lecture. Study of problems confronting the engineering manager. Includes: Organization and communication theory, internal and external relationships and responsibilities, and designing and implementing managerial systems

IE 4533 Project Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in IE 4613). Three hours lecture. Use of CPM, PERT, and GERT for planning, managing and controlling projects. Computer procedures for complex networks

IE 4543 Logistics Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: IE 4613 and senior or graduate standing, Co-requisites: IE 4733 or MA 4733). Three hours lecture. Analysis of complex logistics networks. Integration of supply, production, inventory, transportation, and distribution. Strategies for reducing logistics costs and lead times. Customer-supplier partnerships

IE 4553 Engineering Law and Ethics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Senior standing in engineering). Three hours lecture. The engineer and his relations to the law, to the public, and the ethics of his profession. Includes contracts, patents, copyrights, sales agreements, engineering specifications

IE 4573 Process Improvement Engineering: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Introduction to quality and productivity improvement methodologies and tools. The design and implementation of continuous improvement systems in organizations

IE 4613 Engineering Statistics I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: MA 1723). Three hours lecture. Introduction to statistical analysis. Topics include: probability, probability distributions, data analysis, parameter estimation, statistical intervals, and statistical inferences

IE 4623 Engineering Statistics II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in IE 4613). Three hours lecture. Continuation of IE 4613/6613. Introduction to engineering applications of regression, experimental design and analysis, and nonparametric methods

IE 4653 Industrial Quality Control: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: IE 4613). Three hours lecture. The theory and application of statistical quality control; statistical process control; and statistical acceptance sampling

IE 4673 Reliability Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: IE 4613 ). Three hours lecture. Probability functions and statistical methods for component life testing and system reliability prediction. System availability and maintainability. Redundancy in time-dependent and time-independent situations

IE 4713 Operations Research I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: IE 4613). Mathematical techniques of decision making, queuing, networks, simulation and dynamic programming

IE 4733 Linear Programming: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: MA 3113).Three hours lecture.Theory and application of linear programming;simplex algorithm, revised simplex algorithm,duality and sensitivity analysis,transportation and assignment problems algorithms, integer and goal programming. (Same as MA 4733/6733)

IE 4743 Engineering Design Optimization: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Introduction to optimality criteria and optimization techniques for solving constrained or unconstrained optimization problems. Sensitivity analysis and approximation. Computer application in optimization. Introduction to MDO. ( Same as ASE 4553/6553 and EM 4143/6143 )

IE 4753 Systems Engineering and Analysis: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in IE 3913 and IE 4613). Three hours lecture. Systems concepts, methodologies, models and tools for analyzing, designing, and improving new and existing human-made systems

IE 4773 Systems Simulation I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in IE 4934 or equivalent programming course, Co-requisite: IE 4623). Three hours lecture. The principles of simulating stochastic systems with an emphasis on the statistics of simulation and the use of discrete-event simulation languages

IE 4915 Design of Industrial Systems: 5 hours.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in the following courses: IE 3123, IE 3121, IE 3323, and IE 4333, and consent of instructor). Two hours lecture. Eight hours laboratory. The fundamental procedures and techniques in design operational systems

IE 4923 Six Sigma Methods and Project: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: IE 4623/6623, IE 4653/6653) One hour lecture Four hours laboratory. Introduction of six sigma and problem solving methodologies. Application of learned methodologies in selecting, performing, and completing a process involvement project

IE 4934 Information Systems for Industrial Engineering: 4 hours.

Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. An introduction to the design and development of information systems for use in industrial engineering applications

IE 4990 Special Topics in Industrial and Systems Engineering: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

IE 6113 Human Factors Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior standing in engineering). Two hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Human capabilities and limitations affecting communications and responses in man-machine systems. Emphasis on physiological and psychological fundamentals

IE 6123 Psychology of Human-Computer Interaction: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: PSY 3713 or CS 4663/6663 or IE 4113/6113 or consent of instructor). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Exploration of psychological factors that interact with computer interface usability. Interface design techniques and usability evaluation methods are emphasized. (Same as CS 4673/6673 and PSY 4743/6743)

IE 6173 Occupational Safety Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior standing). Three hours lecture. Causes and prevention of industrial accidents. Analysis of hazardous processes and materials. Design of occupational safety systems and programs

IE 6193 Automotive Engineering: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Fundamentals of automotive engineering including power units, mechanical systems, electrical systems and industrial and systems engineering aspects. (Same as CHE/ECE/ME 4193/6193 )

IE 6333 Production Control Systems I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in IE 4613). Three hours lecture. Principles, analysis, and design of production and inventory planning and control. Demand for forecasting, aggregated planning, inventory management , production scheduling and control systems

IE 6353 Materials Handling: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Standing). Three hour lecture. Analysis and design of materials handling systems and components. Introduction to facilities design

IE 6373 Automation: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Introduction to the various technologies used in both design and manufacturing automation

IE 6513 Engineering Administration: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior or graduate standing in engineering). Three hours lecture. Study of problems confronting the engineering manager. Includes: Organization and communication theory, internal and external relationships and responsibilities, and designing and implementing managerial systems

IE 6533 Project Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in IE 4613). Three hours lecture. Use of CPM, PERT, and GERT for planning, managing and controlling projects. Computer procedures for complex networks

IE 6543 Logistics Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: IE 4613 and senior or graduate standing, Co-requisites: IE 4733 or MA 4733). Three hours lecture. Analysis of complex logistics networks. Integration of supply, production, inventory, transportation, and distribution. Strategies for reducing logistics costs and lead times. Customer-supplier partnerships

IE 6553 Engineering Law and Ethics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Senior standing in engineering). Three hours lecture. The engineer and his relations to the law, to the public, and the ethics of his profession. Includes contracts, patents, copyrights, sales agreements, engineering specifications

IE 6573 Process Improvement Engineering: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Introduction to quality and productivity improvement methodologies and tools. The design and implementation of continuous improvement systems in organizations

IE 6613 Engineering Statistics I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: MA 1723). Three hours lecture. Introduction to statistical analysis. Topics include: probability, probability distributions, data analysis, parameter estimation, statistical intervals, and statistical inferences

IE 6623 Engineering Statistics II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in IE 4613). Three hours lecture. Continuation of IE 4613/6613. Introduction to engineering applications of regression, experimental design and analysis, and nonparametric methods

IE 6653 Industrial Quality Control: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: IE 4613). Three hours lecture. The theory and application of statistical quality control; statistical process control; and statistical acceptance sampling

IE 6673 Reliability Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: IE 4613 ). Three hours lecture. Probability functions and statistical methods for component life testing and system reliability prediction. System availability and maintainability. Redundancy in time-dependent and time-independent situations

IE 6713 Operations Research I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: IE 4613). Mathematical techniques of decision making, queuing, networks, simulation and dynamic programming

IE 6733 Linear Programming: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: MA 3113).Three hours lecture.Theory and application of linear programming;simplex algorithm, revised simplex algorithm,duality and sensitivity analysis,transportation and assignment problems algorithms, integer and goal programming. (Same as MA 4733/6733)

IE 6743 Engineering Design Optimization: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Introduction to optimality criteria and optimization techniques for solving constrained or unconstrained optimization problems. Sensitivity analysis and approximation. Computer application in optimization. Introduction to MDO. ( Same as ASE 4553/6553 and EM 4143/6143 )

IE 6753 Systems Engineering and Analysis: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in IE 3913 and IE 4613). Three hours lecture. Systems concepts, methodologies, models and tools for analyzing, designing, and improving new and existing human-made systems

IE 6773 Systems Simulation I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in IE 4934 or equivalent programming course, Co-requisite: IE 4623). Three hours lecture. The principles of simulating stochastic systems with an emphasis on the statistics of simulation and the use of discrete-event simulation languages

IE 6923 Six Sigma Methods and Project: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: IE 4623/6623, IE 4653/6653) One hour lecture Four hours laboratory. Introduction of six sigma and problem solving methodologies. Application of learned methodologies in selecting, performing, and completing a process involvement project

IE 6934 Information Systems for Industrial Engineering: 4 hours.

Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. An introduction to the design and development of information systems for use in industrial engineering applications

IE 6990 Special Topics in Industrial and Systems Engineering: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

IE 7000 Directed Individual Study in Industrial and Systems Engineering: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

IE 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Industrial Engineering: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

IE 8143 Applied Ergonomics Methods: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Provide practical usage and theoretical background of select tools for ergonomic evaluation of workers and work places, tasks, and environments using real world scenarios

IE 8153 Cognitive Engineering: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Implications of human perceputal, cognitive, and psycho-motor capabilities on the design of systems for effective, efficient and safe human-machine performance

IE 8163 Macroergonomics: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Provides a foundational review of Macrergonomics, examining the personnel, technolgical, and environmental factors influencing organizations. Addresses the relationship between macro- and micro- ergonomics

IE 8333 Production Control Systems II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: IE 4333 ). Three hours lecture. Inventory systems, static and dynamic production planning, operations scheduling and forecasting systems

IE 8353 Manufacturing Systems Modeling: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: IE 4733 and IE 4773). Three hours lecture. A study of models used to describe and analyze manufacturing systems. Development of models using queuing networks, mathematical programming, simulation, and other techniques

IE 8583 Enterprise Systems Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Focuses on the design and improvement of an enterprise through the use of engineering tools and methods, based on the systems perspective of industrial engineering

IE 8723 Operations Research II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: IE 4713). Problem formulation, general inventory theory, restricted inventory models. Markovian and queuing processes, sequencing and coordination, game theory, search problems

IE 8733 Decision Theory: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: IE 4613). Three hours lecture. A quantitative development of the decision making process. Criteria for decision making. Treatment of risk under uncertainty and in conflict situations

IE 8743 Nonlinear Programming I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: IE 4733 or MA 4733). Three hours lecture. Optimization of nonlinear functions; quadratic programming, gradient methods, integer programming; Lagrange multipliers and Kuhn-Tucker theory

IE 8753 Network Flows and Dynamic Programming: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites:MA 2733 and IE 4613).Three hours lecture. Applications of network optimization problems and simplex algorithm;and dynamic programming to industrial/ management problems. Study of serial/non-serial multistage deterministic and stochastic systems. Principles of optimality

IE 8763 Stochastic Programming: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An introduction to stochastic optimization, focusing on stochastic programming. Covers applications of stochastic modeling and formulation, important properties of stochastic programs, and solution methods such as decomposition, Monte Carlo methods, and approximation methods

IE 8773 Systems Simulation II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: IE 4773/6773 ). Three hours lecture. Continuation of IE 4773. Includes: Advanced theory and practice of simulation, the statistics of simulation, simulation languages, and continuous simulations

IE 8793 Heuristics in Optimization: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of heuristic methods and their applications to optimization problems

IE 8913 Engineering Economy II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: IE 3913 and IE 4613). Three hours lecture. Advanced principles and methods for engineering analysis of industrial problems. Topics include criteria for decisions, project investment and analysis, and elements of risk and uncertainty

IE 8990 Special Topics in Industrial and Systems Engineering: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

IE 9000 Dissertation Research /Dissertation in Industrial Engineering: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged